Termites are well know for the extensive damage they can cause to homes and can often go undetected for months.
Recently we attended a job in Jimboomba where we had previously performed a remedial treatment for active termites around the home. Unfortunately our customer did not want us to complete a thorough Timber Pest Inspection to make sure there was no further activity.
Some weeks after our customer contacted us to say the termites were still there. Following a further inspection, we discovered more termites that had established themselves inside the homes walls. Fortunately, our customer asked us to do a full inspection and treat the termites.
How to treat and manage termites
In this example, a remedial treatment to any other activity found was carried out to stop any active termites and a full barrier with reticulation was installed around the property to stop termites accessing the home again.
A Timber Pest Inspection is the first step in the management plan for any property faced with termite activity in their area.
What does a timber pest inspection include?
A timber pest inspection will cover all readily accessible areas of your property – internal, external, (grounds, trees, fences etc), roof void, sub-floor and outbuildings (sheds, garages etc). Timber pest inspections take approximately two hours to complete on an average sized three bedroom home. Your Timber Pest Inspector will provide you with a detailed written report on:
- Any visual evidence of timber pest activity and the extent of the activity and/or damage located.
- A summary of any timber pest/s identified and a brief description of the potential damage they could to cause to your property.
- How susceptible your property is to Termite attack, by looking at elements in the environment of your property which will make it more conducive to infestation and make recommendations for improving the environment around the property, making it lest suitable for Subterranean Termites and other timber pests.
- Recommendations for a management plan to attack any current infestation and aid in reducing any risk of future infestations.
- Report on any pre existing property management plan and make recommendations to ensure its effectiveness, whilst educating you on its maintenance requirements.
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